As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be an Artist, and I always knew one day I will. That’s why I made a decision to study Arts. At College my favourite subject was Drawing and Theatrical Composition. I drew sketches of scenery: similar pictures of the stage with different lights and atmospheres in them, I also liked to make sketches of costumes for actors and create the characters in general. In this point Animation is very similar to Scenery Painting. Obviously, most principles of Theatrical Composition are identical to Animation ones. Maybe thanks to all these factors I understood that Animation is the only thing I want to do, when in 2005 I got on course of Traditional Animation with great Russian director Konstantin Bronzit. It’s drawing, it’s movement, it’s a magical life on paper!
Now my experience counts more than six years. During this period I occupied different positions such as Animator, Lead-animator, 2d Artist, Storyboard and Animatic artist, BG and Characters designer. You can find my resume here: 2D Animator Ekaterina Maksimova
Last few years I’ve been working as a freelancer and it’s a great opportunity to take part in so many interesting projects with different animation style! My very last projects are: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018) and The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Season 2 (2018) and for me is like a dream came true. Because a chance to work with such professionals is truly a fantastic opportunity.